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Winter storm watch

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:24 AM

The watch area also includes Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun and Jackson counties.

The National Weather Service said a burst of precipitation is expected tonight into Wednesday, with a mixture of precipitation types possible. The precipitation will begin as a mix of sleet and freezing rain before transitioning over to rain on Wednesday.

The potential exists for one-quarter inch or more of ice accumulation tonight into Wednesday morning.

Impacts:

— The potential exists for downed tree limbs and power lines as easterly winds pick up into the 15-25 mph range Wednesday morning.

— Hazardous travel conditions will develop as freezing rain begins.

A winter storm watch is issued when severe winter weather is possible, but not imminent, at the time. There is a potential for significant ice accumulations.

Future driving and walking conditions may become hazardous, so it is important to monitor the latest forecasts at www.wzzm13.com/weather.

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